The Roaches

Leek, Staffordshire ST13 8UB

Take a stroll or a climb in nature’s wilderness where buzzards fly and wallabies still roam. Witness the wind-carved outcrop of gritstone rocks in the Peak District National Park and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

The views are amazing at the top of the ridge towards Hen Cloud, which is also part of the Roaches, and if you are into rock climbing, the Roaches has something for all abilities from moderate to extremely severe.

Interestingly, the Roaches is also known as Roches, which is French for rocks and the Roaches used to be owned by the Brocklehurst family up to 1976.

Location Details: To get to the Roaches take the A53 road from Leek, Staffordshire towards Buxton. After about 4 miles and about half a mile past the Three Horseshoes Hotel take a left turn signposted Upper Hulme. After a hundred metres take the left fork. Follow this road for about one and a half miles. Park in the lay-byes – you can not miss the Roaches! Using Satnav use postcode ST13 8UB.

Opening Times: All year round.

Costs: FREE

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